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About the programme

The programme in Philology offers the following advantages:

  • In-depth comprehensive knowledge of philological subjects;
  • Special focus on applied opportunities in philology that increase the competitiveness of graduates on the labour market;
  • Distinguished teaching staff;
  • Three foreign languages;
  • Opportunity to study Chinese, Japanese, Italian, and Czech (as a fee-based option);
  • Opportunity to complete one or several modules at HSE’s Moscow or St. Petersburg campus in a similar programme, as well as at international universities;
  • Degree from HSE in Moscow;
  • Interesting and active student life;
  • 20 state-funded places;
  • Flexible discount system and advantageous loan system for fee-paying students.

Why is Philology at HSE different from similar programmes at other universities?

Computer technologies in philology

The undergraduate programme aims to bring together modern philology and applied linguistics. It combines fundamental philological knowledge with information computation technology and makes use of the most recent information technology for processing literary texts, as well as creating databases, writers’ vocabularies, and attributing literary texts. Students develop the competencies required  for analyzing hypertexts and studying internet literature in the context of the digital civilization.

Project activities

Students in the programme carry out both research and applied projects in collaboration with publishing houses, museums, broadcasting companies, the National Centre for Contemporary Arts, and the Regional Academic Library.

‘Active Philology’

The Faculty of Humanities regularly holds extramural seminars and conferences dedicated to key texts in Russian literature and culture.

Language and literature in the context of intercultural communication

Special attention is devoted to the philological foundations of intercultural communication, discourse, and the national cultural environment.

Comparative and meta-comparative studies

Students acquire skills in comparative analysis of the most complex multimedia texts of various symbolic nature, gain competencies in comparative conceptology, and study the laws of comparative studies in various areas of humanities.


The study of languages as part of the programme includes learning a foreign language on the level of productive bilingualism, which means effective use of the foreign language as a tool of everyday and professional communication, as well as for academic purposes and life-long learning. Studying three foreign languages is required for students in the programme.